For the third time in his career, Ovince Saint Preux locked up a Von Flue choke, submitting Yushin Okami Friday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117.
Okami replaced Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on short notice, returning to the Octagon in Japan.
But Saint Preux spoiled that return, securing the finish less than two minutes into the main event from the Saitama Super Arena.
In the co-main, Jessica Andrade dominated Claudia Gadelha, winning a decision in a meeting of former strawweight title contenders.
Dong Hyun Kim, Gokhan Saki, Teruto Ishihara and Jussier Formiga all claimed wins on the main card, with Keita Nakamura, Syuri Kondo, Shinsho Anzai and Daichi Abe earning victories on the prelims.
Below are complete results:
Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via submission (Von Flue choke) at 1:49 of Round 1
Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)
Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (strikes) at 1:30 of Round 1
Gokhan Saki def. Henrique da Silva via KO (strike) at 4:45 of Round 1
Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)
Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:30 of Round 1
Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Syuri Kondo def. Chan-Mi Jeon via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)